I think I answered another question from you a minute ago. If your father died leaving a house and a motorcycle, and you are his only heir at law in an intestate estate, you need to open an estate, get Letters, list the house, and sell it. It is likely that there are enough assets in the estate to...Read more »
Unless the girlfriend is in your father's will or is actually a spouse, or, unless she held title to the motorcycle in joint tenancy with right of survivorship with your father, it isn't her motorcycle. Tell the dealership to give it back. If the note was from the dealership and the...Read more »
Now they want my husband to settle up with them because he was sole heir. We dont know what to do!
My brother inlaw denied to his dieing breath it was untrue what my nephew accused him of but the lawyer said we owe him money for the pending lawsuit he had on going when my brother inlaw... Read more »
The type of lawyer you need is a probate lawyer who also does litigation. If you are representing the estate and the estate is in Virginia, you may use the estate's assets to pay the litigator as needed. You can find an attentive and talented lawyer by searching the Find a Lawyer function at...Read more »
The PoA expired upon your mother's passing, but the contact was still valid. As appointed personal representative, you can close the sale on behalf of the estate. It will be a slightly unusual case, so you should check with the title agent picked by the buyer if they need anything else to close.
My sister has drafted a home made eviction notice and is stating I need to leave the home within 30 days according to Virginia law. Both of our names and two other siblings names are on the deed. She is also claiming there was a verbal agreement that while she moved into the home, that no other... Read more »
A common co-tenant of the whole cannot "evict" another common co-tenant of the whole from the premises. The reason she has made mum her own form is that there is no lawyer who would draft one for her. What you need is a lawyer to file a petition for sale in lieu of partition so you can...Read more »
We were just notified by a realtor our landlord wants to sell their house. Of course, we’ll try to work out an amicable purchase price from our landlord, but he believes his property is more valuable than the current market dictates. What should we do to in the interim to protect ourselves... Read more »
You may want to review your lease with a lawyer. If it is valid, it should be unaffected by the sale. The new owner will take subject to the lease, and, in recent markets, a home valued as a rental is usually worth less than a home for owner-occupancy. If you want to buy, you may want to have a...Read more »
25 years ago. Brother inlaw denies all allegations and nephew has no witnesses or proof. He did not say anything about this issues until he found out my brother inlaw was dieing and thought he had a lot of money.
My husband took care of his brother with ALS for 2 yrs and left everything to... Read more »
I’m not sure what you are asking, but it sounds like you need a lawyer to review and file a demurrer. If the estate has no money and no claim can be made for fraudulent transfer, I think the case is likely over. Negotiating pro se is a waste of time.
My wife and her ex-husband are the current deed holders but my wife and I are considering building a home on the same property. Can we do so without having his written permission? He no longer lives there and has not for the past six years nor does he pay the mortgage.
He should wait for you to finish building. If the building detracts from the property, he can sue for damages or an order that you pay to demolish it. If it adds value, he should petition for sale in lieu of partition and split the proceeds with you. You might get the costs of your construction...Read more »
Dad wanted me & my brother to be co-trustees. My mother redid the trust and named my brother & herself as co-trustees. They tried to keep Dad's will out of my hands. I finally got a copy from her lawyer. Seems fishy to me.
If the land was held by entireties with his wife, and if he predeceased her, it wasn’t his to give in his will. The land passed outside of probate to the survivor. Nevertheless, there are confusing references to trusts, and trusts imply inter vivos grants prior to demise or special titling of...Read more »
My sister was the holder of the will. I was told she lost the will which we all knew how he wanted the estate to be left to his children. Since she lost the will the court suggested we do a estate transfer. If we do the estate transfer it not only will go to his children but the now ex wife since... Read more »
The remarriage is irrelevant. The theft of the Will by the sister is a felony, but it must be proven. After all, storing the Will with one of the heirs or beneficiaries was just plain stupid. The widow is entitled to her intestate succession or her spousal share (often called dower) rights, which...Read more »
I am interested in buying a property that does not have a deeded access. There is a private road connecting it to a county road. The listing agent says that road cannot legally be blocked, denying me access to the property. If this is true I want to buy the land. When I was shopping for a... Read more »
The answer is in insurance not at law. The legal answer could get tied up in a astoundingly expensive trial on the existence of an easement by estoppel. You should draft the contract so that it is contingent on the insurability of legal access and egress, and you should run not walk to the exit if...Read more »
The VA Real Estate Contract of Purchase was submitted to Seller on Friday, Seller's agent responded by text on Saturday to Buyer's agent that the offer had been accepted (no changes to terms). Seller's agent stated he would obtain Seller signature and send agreement to Buyer's... Read more »
There certainly is a decent legal argument that the contract was concluded, but you would have the burden of proving that the acceptance was by an authorized agent of the seller and that the acceptance was unconditional. Those will be factual questions, which means a trial. That is not an...Read more »
Grandparents died and left it to the family, my mom is trying to dictate and kick me and my fiancé and kids out and I told her she has no authority her name isn’t on the deed and it’s a family home. She went and made a homemade eviction notice giving us 30 days
There is no such thing at law as a "family owned home." The property is owned by some one or some specifically named individuals. If the property was not deeded or willed to the next generation, then it passed by intestacy. Sometimes, it is difficult after a hundred years or so,...Read more »
An acquaintance let us know that hey would like to sell their house and move. We are buying connected property already. She has not listed it. Can someone tell me in simple terms, how this would need to be handled legally in Virginia? Also, we would be buying it outright in cash. Thank you.
If you already have your price and don't need marketing services or advice on pricing and market analysis, you don't need a real estate agent. A lawyer will be much cheaper. Even cheaper is a new development I've been trying of employing a real estate agent in my office to handle...Read more »
This is not a DIY situation. You need a lawyer. But, the specific answer to your question is that a power of attorney expires when the principal (your father) dies. Sometimes, the attorney-in-fact (your sister) has the power to make financial transactions during your father's life using the...Read more »
I live in New Jersey and I'm buying a house cash in Virginia. We are not using a buyer's agent. We were told we needed to have a real estate lawyer or a title company when the paperwork was signed. I'm trying to find out if the title company needs to be in Virginia or if I can use... Read more »
The title agent must be licensed in Virginia, and you would be foolish to use a title agent who was not also acting as your lawyer. That will be more expensive than having a non-lawyer title agent. It will be a little more expensive than using a title agent who is a lawyer acting as a title agent....Read more »
I lived in a shared group house 3 years ago. All furnishings were provided by various tenants, none provided by the landlord. I left 4 pieces of living room furniture there when I moved in 2017, telling the other tenants my plan to retrieve the pieces at a later time. I am ready to reclaim them,... Read more »
Start by reading your former lease. It very likely contains a clause that items abandoned in the premises belong to the landlord. Even if it doesn't, you need to explain why landlord was responsible for bailing your property without his knowledge or consent for three years. And then, you need...Read more »
This is a Virginia reverse mortgage deed of trust that was accelerated when last owner died. Then subsequent owner who inherited died later as well. Due to acceleration, is the 5 or 6 year contract SOL valid, plus adding a year for each death of owner? Finally, does a Lis Pendens stop or affect... Read more »
§ 8.01-236. Limitation of entry on or action for land.
No person shall make an entry on, or bring an action to recover, any land unless within fifteen years next after the time at which the right to make such entry or bring such action shall have first...Read more »
They deed it to someone else, or they die, and it transfers by operation of law or by a deed from the personal representative. You simply aren't providing enough details for this to be more useful. Perhaps you should discuss the matter with a lawyer who practices where the land is located.
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